Cameron Clayton

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Cameron Clayton
Personal information
Date of birth (1957-02-05) 5 February 1957 (age 60)
Original team(s) New Norfolk (TANFL)
Debut Round 15, 1974, Richmond
vs. Carlton, at the MCG
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1974–1977 Richmond 057 (20)
1979–1982 Melbourne 044 (18)
1983 Essendon 017 0(1)
Total 118 (39)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1983.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Cameron Clayton (born 5 February 1957) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond, Melbourne and Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Clayton came to the VFL from Tasmanian club New Norfolk and would go on to spend nine seasons in the league. Strongly built, Clayton was used mostly as a rover and came off the bench for Richmond in the 1974 Grand Final to finish his debut season a premiership player.

He joined Melbourne in 1979 and celebrated his 100th VFL game at Princes Park in the final game of the 1981 season. After managing just one game the following year he crossed to Essendon where he played in another Grand Final, this time finishing on the losing team. In a game against Carlton in 1983 he famously stole Bruce Doull's headband, which Tony Buhagiar threw into the crowd.[1]

References[edit]

  • Cameron Clayton's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing
  1. ^ Fine, Mark (2011). The Book of Footy Lists. Australia: Slattery Media Group. p. 300. ISBN 9781921778308.